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un- entry 1 + hoped-for, past participle form of the phrase hope for, from hope entry 1 + for
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“Unhoped-for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhoped-for. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.
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